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Calendar Highlights: Oct. 2, 2014

Happiness Symposia:  Continuing its two-month series on “Happiness: What Makes you Smile?,” the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute presents Kent Berridge, professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Michigan. Berridge will discuss how affective neuroscience begins to identify some of the brain’s wellsprings … Continue reading

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SMU’s 2014-15 Tate Distinguished Lecture Series begins Sept. 29

Former Secretaries of State Madeleine K. Albright and Colin L. Powell will visit SMU Monday, Sept. 29 to kick off the 33rd season of the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series. Albright and Powell will offer their insights and opinions on current … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Sept. 10, 2014

Pike Park Exhibit Opening: With help from members of the Meadows School of the Arts, three local organizations are presenting “Uptown’s Pike Park: Little Jerusalem to Little Mexico, 100 Years of Settlement,” an exhibit that traces the roots of Jewish and Mexican immigrants … Continue reading

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Three cheers: SMU Honors Day 2014 is Monday, April 21

Every third Monday in April, SMU takes a day to celebrate the high achievements of students, faculty and staff members in two different ceremonies. This year’s Honors Convocation and Awards Extravaganza take place on the afternoon and evening of Monday, April 21, 2014. > 2014 … Continue reading

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SMU celebrates Founders’ Day Weekend 2014

SMU celebrates 2014 Founders’ Day Weekend April 10-13 with a new, TEDx-powered edition of its popular academic spotlight events. Inside SMU Powered by TEDxSMU features SMU faculty members, students and alumni in TED-style talks on topics ranging from the importance of failure to … Continue reading

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Chess champion, activist and author Garry Kasparov delivers SMU’s March 4 Tate Distinguished Lecture

Chess grandmaster, author and human rights activist Garry Kasparov visits the Hilltop Tuesday, March 4 for SMU’s 2013-14 Tate Distinguished Lecture Series. He will give The Ebby Halliday Companies Lecture at 8 p.m. in McFarlin Auditorium. In 1985 at the age of 22, Kasparov became the youngest … Continue reading

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Co-founders of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, Erskine Bowles
and Alan Simpson, deliver final Tate Lecture of 2013

Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, co-founders of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, will be at SMU Tuesday, Dec. 3 to deliver the final lecture of the Tate Distinguished Lecture Series for 2013. They will give the Omni Hotels Lecture at 8 p.m. … Continue reading

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Pulitzer-winning historian Robert Caro delivers Tate Lecture Oct. 29

Award-winning historian and author Robert A. Caro is at SMU Tuesday, Oct. 29 for the 2013-14 Tate Distinguished Lecture Series. He will give The Anita and Truman Arnold Lecture at 8 p.m. in McFarlin Auditorium. Caro is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning … Continue reading

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New Tate Lecture season begins Sept. 17, 2013

Robert Gates and Leon Panetta, former U.S. Secretaries of Defense and directors of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), will visit SMU Tuesday, Sept. 17 to kick off the 2013-14 season of the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series. Panetta and Gates … Continue reading

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Anti-doping leader Travis Tygart speaks at SMU Aug. 27, 2013

The SMU law graduate who broke the Lance Armstrong doping case returns to the Hilltop to discuss the pressures athletes face and the importance of integrity in sports. U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart will speak on “Playing Fair and Winning: An Inside View … Continue reading

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